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Guaidó Calls For US Invasion After Failed Coup

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>[Guaidó] said he’s asked Carlos Vecchio, who the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s ambassador, to open “direct communications” toward possible military “coordination.”

>Guaidó has said that as Venezuela’s rightful leader he reserves the right to invite foreign military actions in the same way independence hero Simon Bolivar hired 5,000 British mercenaries to liberate South America from Spain. He says any such help should be considered “cooperation,” instead of intervention, something he has accused Maduro of allowing in the form of military and intelligence support from allies Cuba and Russia.

>“The U.S. Empire aims to end the Bolivarian Revolution,” Maduro tweeted early Saturday, boasting of the country’s education and social security systems. “We show the world that we can do social justice.”

https://www.apnews.com/2cab03bfff01411e92238eb1e514c0d5
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Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

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Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, "Are you crazy?"

Yet that's essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped Echo speakers. And it's hardly alone: Bugging our homes is Silicon Valley's next frontier.

Many smart-speaker owners don't realize it, but Amazon keeps a copy of everything Alexa records after it hears its name. Apple's Siri, and until recently Google's Assistant, by default also keep recordings to help train their artificial intelligences.

So come with me on an unwelcome walk down memory lane. I listened to four years of my Alexa archive and found thousands of fragments of my life: spaghetti-timer requests, joking houseguests and random snippets of "Downton Abbey." There were even sensitive conversations that somehow triggered Alexa's "wake word" to start recording, including my family discussing medication and a friend conducting a business deal.

You can listen to your own Alexa archive here. Let me know what you unearth.

For as much as we fret about snooping apps on our computers and phones, our homes are where the rubber really hits the road for privacy. It's easy to rationalize away concerns by thinking a single smart speaker or appliance couldn't know enough to matter. But across the increasingly connected home Let's not repeat the mistakes of Facebook in our smart homes. Any personal data that's collected can and will be used against us. An obvious place to begin: Alexa, stop recording us.

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"Eavesdropping" is a sensitive word for Amazon, which has battled lots of consumer confusion about when, how and even who is listening to us when we use an Alexa device. But much of this problem is of its own making.

Alexa keeps a record of what it hears every time an Echo speaker activates.

https://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Alexa-has-been-eavesdropping-on-you-this-whole-13822095.php
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Bleeding John Bolton Stumbles Into Capitol Building Claiming That Iran Shot Him

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WASHINGTON—Bursting through the Congressional chamber doors while moaning and clutching his shoulder, John Bolton reportedly stumbled into the Capitol building Friday claiming that he’d been shot by Iran. “Help, help, I’ve just been attacked by a large Middle Eastern country around 636,000 square miles in size,” said the national security advisor, telling those assembled that he’d just been minding his own business when an aggressive Islamic Republic had thrown him on the ground and shot him with a long-range missile. “Right after Iran shot me, I heard the nation laugh and say ‘Somebody stop me before I go on a homicidal rampage.’ It was acting crazed and irrational, and I could smell enriched uranium coming from one of its urban centers. Please, hurry, if we move quickly, we might still be able to catch it before it’s too late.” Upon further questioning, Bolton admitted that the incident had happened so fast that it was possible he’d been attacked by Venezuela or North Korea.

https://politics.theonion.com/bleeding-john-bolton-stumbles-into-capitol-building-cla-1834847900/amp

Hey Rabbi, why are you starting fires on your own synagogues again?

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Three fires were intentionally set in the last week at Jewish centers in Massachusetts, authorities said Friday, prompting a federal investigation into the suspected arson attacks.

No one was injured in the fires, each of which was put out within minutes of being detected. Investigators are now working to determine if they are connected and if they were motivated by hate.

The Chabad houses, located within 15 miles of one another, provide Jewish education and services to their community. Each is also home to a rabbi and his family.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/claudiakoerner/jewish-center-chabad-fires-arson-massachusetts

Trump btfo's big pharma

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/trump-admin-forces-big-pharma-to-disclose-list-price-of-drugs-in-tv-ads
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https://www.onenewspage.com/n/Business/1zkhxcq7t9/Pharma-stocks-head-south-as-Trump-forces-them.htm
Pharmaceutical firms will now be required to disclose the list price of treatments if the cost is higher than $35 per monthly prescription, according to a new rule finalized on Wednesday by the Trump administration.

“Requiring the inclusion of drugs’ list prices in TV ads is the single most significant step any administration has taken toward a simple commitment: American patients deserve to know the prices of the healthcare they receive,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.

The U.S. is one of the only developed nations to allow pharmaceutical firms to advertise treatments on television. Starting this summer, the price is expected to be included in the portion of the commercial where companies traditionally list the potential side effects of drugs.
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Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Biden. G.O.P. Strategists Wish He Would.

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WASHINGTON — As President Trump has struggled to explain the difficulty of negotiating a trade agreement with China, he has embraced a side argument: A Democratic president would only agree to a worse deal.

But not just any Democratic president.

“China is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday. “They LOVE ripping off America!”

By Monday afternoon, Mr. Biden, making his first trip to New Hampshire since entering the 2020 race, was happily returning fire, criticizing the Twitter-borne blur of threats and flattery Mr. Trump had aimed at Beijing. “He’s going about it all the wrong way, a lot of bravado, no action,” the former vice president told reporters.

It is just the sort of fight Mr. Biden has been spoiling for: a head-to-head contest with the incumbent on an issue that elevates Mr. Biden into a statesmanlike role, well above the Democratic primary fray and all the sniping candidates and liberal litmus tests therein.

For Mr. Trump’s advisers, it was one more example of the president’s inability to resist offering what amounts to an in-kind contribution to a Democrat who, according to their own polling, is positioned to soundly defeat them next year.

The president, though, has told advisers he believes he can portray Mr. Biden, a longtime Washington veteran, as representative of an ossified political class the same way he did Hillary Clinton, wounding him with enough attacks and put-downs that Mr. Biden will either stagger into the general election or collapse in the primary.

In the three weeks since Mr. Biden announced his candidacy, Mr. Trump has tried out two nicknames on him, accused his opponent and family members of corrupt dealings with Ukraine (prompting a coordinated Democratic response) and argued that he’s naïve about the threats America faces.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/politics/trump-biden-2020.html

3 Illegals RIPPED a baby out of a young pregnant church mom

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/us/chicago-missing-pregnant-woman/index.html

This is enough! I say. Three overweight and inbred looking illegals murdered this innocent young lady for her baybay! And FACEBOOK helped them to lure this woman to her murder.

I keep hearing more stories about Facebook helping sickos, murderers, rapists, hate groups and Trump supporters in committing more atrocities. I say, "NO MORE!" Enough is enough.

Please reply with, "HERE, HERE!" If you agree.

Or "Dude, wtf man? wtf man?" If you disagree.
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'Queer feminist mermaid' Dem aims for Senate seat of Maine's Susan Collins

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A self-described “queer feminist mermaid” is running to unseat U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, prompted by Collins' vote last year that helped to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Bre Kidman, 31, is the first person to throw her name into the 2020 race for Collins’ Senate seat as Democrats, who initially warned of recruiting a strong candidate to run against the incumbent, so far haven't found a credible challenger.

Collins took a political hit at home for voting to confirm Kavanaugh, seeing her approval rating decline temporarily after the vote. But she has since rebounded and her latest approval rating indicates that more than half of Maine residents support her, according to the Morning Consult.

Yet Kidman, a lawyer who was born female but doesn’t use feminine pronouns and instead prefers “they or their,” claims the senator can be defeated.

“Like all other politicians, whether or not they want to admit it, I’m a human being who has grown and changed over the years,” Kidman told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. “I am funny. I’m weird. I’m serious. I’m happy. I’m sad. I’m a lot of different things.”


“And I want to be in a culture where it’s OK to be a lot of different things and also take part in building what we as a country are.”

But Kidman’s social media posts are likely to be a hindrance for the campaign rather than an advantage. “Criminal defense attorney by day & radical fat queer/performance artist/model/musician/activist most other times,” the candidate’s Facebook reads.

On the website for the Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony (MESH), Kidman is labeled as a “queer feminist lawyer, mermaid, writer, activist, and artist,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-queer-feminist-mermaid-steps-forward-to-challenge-maines-susan-collins-for-her-senate-seat-in-2020
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Sir Cliff Richard urges MPs to give suspects accused of sexual offences anonymity

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7016681/

Sir Cliff Richard is to petition Parliament to make it a criminal offence to name suspects accused of sexual offences before they are charged.

The veteran pop star is demanding a controversial change in the law to make it a crime to publish the name of anyone arrested on suspicion of rape or sexual assault until they are charged.

Victims of alleged sex offences have the right to anonymity.

His campaign has already won the backing of a number of people wrongly accused of sex crimes including the DJ Paul Gambaccini and former Tory MP Harvey Proctor.

However, victims’ groups and lawyers reacted with outrage to the proposal, warning it will have a ‘chilling effect’ on rape prosecutions and freedom of speech.

They said it could hamper police investigations because victims and witnesses often come forward when arrests are publicised, as in the cases of Stuart Hall, Rolf Harris and Max Clifford.

Rape victims could also find themselves in the dock simply for alerting friends or family on social media that their attacker had been arrested.

Sir Cliff is due to launch the petition on behalf of the campaign group Fair (Falsely Accused Individuals for Reform), which states: ‘The law should grant anonymity to those accused of sexual offences unless and until they are charged. Publication of their names should be a criminal offence.’
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PRISON TIME!!!!!

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